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, barack obama! thank you! god bless you. god bless america! >> first lady michelle obama. savannah and i have relocated to the floor. savannah, that was personal, that was emotional, this crowd was silent. they love her. one of the political writers today said her job was to make the country fall in love with her husband all over again. >> telling this deeply personal story about how much she loves her husband she is trying to remind voters why they like her husband. in 2008, nicknamed her the closer. when she went to the stop, she would close the sale. here tonight she has a task as the opener. >> we have heard from the first lady here tonight. you will hear from savannah tomorrow morning on "today." and we hope you will join us tomorrow evening on "nbc nightly news." another day here at the democratic convention in charlotte. those of you in the east and midwest, your late local news begins now. we hope to see you back here tomorrow. for savannah guthrie, our team, i'm brian williams, nbc news. leading news station this is news 4 at 11:00. >>> an olympic figure skater thrown in jail on
speeches from governor mart ten in o'mal. this is the same honor president obama had at the convention in 2004. first lady michelle obama will also speak tonight. president obama is not in charlotte for the convention just yet. today he will be in virginia forthfinal stop on his road to charlotte tour. the president will speak this morning at norfolk state university. he was in charlottesville last week to campaign part of a tour of college towns in battleground states. the president will speak at the dnc thursday night. >> if you are willing to work with me. if you're willing to work even harder in this election. then i promise you, i promise you, i promise you change will come. >> republican national committee is launching the web ad to coincide with the start of the convention. the ad compares speeches president obama gave this year to speeches me made four years ago. republicans say it proves the president has broken his promise to a improve our economy. >>> you may not know it but the polls just opened for thousands of voters in northern virginia. there's a special election there
. >>> what this child wanted to ask prince harry. stay with us >>> right now, president obama is on his way to norfolk. the president will speak at norfolk state university this morning. his final stop on his road to charlotte tour. the president will speak at the dnc thursday night. the convention begins today, though. martin o'malley and first lady michelle obama will be two of the featured speakers tonight. tracie potts has a preview of the opening day of the dnc. >> reporter: last night president obama told hurricane victims -- >> nobody is a democrat or a republican and we're all just americans. >> reporter: but not in charlotte this week he'll accept the democratic nomination for president thursday. >> now, on thursday night i'm going to off aer you what i believe is a better path forward. >> reporter: tonight, we hear from michelle obama. she checked out the stage monday. >> she's going to talk about the president that she knows, the husband she married and, of course, the father to her children. >> reporter: maryland's governor and san antonio, texas, mayor also speak tonight. castr
is expected to be first lady michelle obama. president obama was out campaigning today. he was in norfolk, virginia, and he said he's going to go home tonight and he's going to watch michelle obama's speech with his daughters. he said he might tear up a little bit because that's what he always does when he sees her speak. earlier today tim kaine was out and about doing a little politicking in favor and in honor and in pursuit of his senate seat that he'd like to get from george allen. tom sherwood is here now with more on that story. tom? >> jim, everybody knows tim kaine is in a tough race. he knows it. he's trying to rally the troops. >> former governor and future united states senator, tim kaine! >> reporter: former virginia governor tim kaine welcomed by the party faithful in charlotte tuesday telling a boisterous crowd he and his republican senate opponent george allen had been tied in the polls for yearly a year. closer than the presidential race. >> isn't it great to be a battleground state? virginia really matters, folks. we really matter. we're going to see a lot of focus and a l
will be in our area. he'll hold a rally in fairfax. today president obama will be in nevada a day after mitt romney was there. the president will hold a rally in las vegas this evening. nevada is shaping up to be one of the most hotly contested states this election year. a poll shows romney and obama essentially tied in the silver state. romney spoke at the national guard convention in reno yesterday. >>> major credit agency moody's is warning it may downgrade the u.s. credit rating if the government fails to avoid the fiscal cliff at the epd of the year. that's the expiration of the bush tax cuts plus tax increases and spending cuts that will automatically take place as part of a deal to raise the debt ceiling. lower ratings means the government may have to pay higher interest rates on some of its $16 trillion debt. >>> on wall street investors are hoping for another day like yesterday. the dow closed at a five-year high. it ended the day at 13,323. that's its highest closing level since december of 2007. expectations on europe's financial crisis at a federal reserve meeting gave stocks a b
to launch any mission president obama might order. the president won't say whether he's considering military action in libya, but he is vowing justice for the attack. >> what we have to do now is to do a full investigation, find out the facts, find out who perpetrated these terrible acts, and bring them to justice. >> egypt's president is vowing not to allow what happened in libya to happen in his country. you are looking live now at pictures coming out of cairo, egypt. this is a lot of activity going on there right now. protesters gathering outside the u.s. embassy. the president there, mohamed morsi, says the egyptian people reject unlawful acts like the attack that happened on the consulate in benghazi. the state department warning american embassy workers around the globe, especially in the middle east as you see on this map here, to be on alert in the wake of a deadly attack in libya. that includes embassies marked here, kuwait, sudan, tunisia. >> the attack in libya is leading to vigils and memorial services around the world. one took place last night outside the white house. the man w
handelsman has more from charlotte. >> reporter: on his way to the convention, president obama went to norfolk, a huge rally. he did not mention today's bad economic news. factory activity down for a third straight month. construction spend iing way dow this july. >> on thursday night i will offer what i believe is a better path forward. a path that will create good jobs. >> reporter: an obama goal in charlotte is to get key voter groups he needs refired up and ready to go. in last month's nbc news poll, just 52% of young voters, only 49% of latinos, said they're enthusiastic about the election. 20 points lower than last time. democrats hope michelle obama can help tonight in her prime time speech urging a big turnout. >> it's all responsibility at whatever age to exercise the rights that people before us fought so hard for us to have. >> so i'm going to be at home and i'm going to be watching it with our girls. and i am going to try not to let them see their daddy cry. because when michelle starts talking, i -- i start getting all misty. >> reporter: mitt romney's running mate, pau
the attacks at the pentagon, new york and pennsylvania, president obama remembers those lost and ensures the world our country is safer and our people are resilient. welcome, i'm barbara harrison. >> i'm keith russell. it's september 11, 2012. with the ringing of the bell and a bugler playing "taps," president barack obama, first lady michelle obama and white house staffers observed a moment of silence for those who lost their lives 11 years ago. just one of many happening today. news 4s megan mcgrath live on the pentagon where another ceremony wrapped up. hey, megan. >> reporter: that's right. the ceremony just wrapped up here. many family members moved over to the victims memorial, which is closed to the general public, reserved for the family members to have a quiet moment this afternoon to reflect. the ♪ itself was short. only a few people spoke, including president barack obama. that was done on purpose. there was an effort here to keep this event low key and to limit the attendance to those who lost loved ones in the attack on the pentagon. the sunrises above the pentagon usherin
husband, 51 years. >>> see you back here at 9:00. >>> good morning. the race is on. president obama and mitt romney criss-crossing the nation over the holiday weekend. the republican challenger touching down in storm-ravaged louisiana, the president headed there next. will it help them sway the undecideds? >>> health scare. officials saying that some 10,000 people who stayed in tent cabins at yosemite national park this summer may be at risk for contracting a deadly virus. >>> and eastwooding. fresh off his performance at the republican convention, movie icon clint eastwood has inspired a new phenomenon, and it's a big hit online today, saturday, september 1st, 2012. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a saturday morning. i'm lester holt. >> and i'm jenna wolfe. and empty chairs across the country have never been so happy before, ever. i mean, empty chairs everywhere are finally getting their time in the spotlight wait until the chair says something. you know who else was almost sitting next to an empty chair? >> here we go
will read the names of the victims on this 11th anniversary. president obama will stay in watching ton and participate in ceremonies at the white house and the pentagon. monday families already gaertd near shanksville, pennsylvania, along with defense secretary leon panetta. they were remembering the victims who died fighting to keep their plane from reaching the capitol. >> they gave their lives for all they loved. they gave their lives for the families they loved and for the country they loved and there is no greater sacrifice. >> reporter: back in lower manhattan construction is resuming on the memorial museum that sat unfinished for nearly a year while the port authority which owns the site battled over financing with the memorial foundation. >> i'm great fied that on the eve of 9/11 we're able to announce an agreement that i think will ensure the completion of the 9/11 museum. >> without a museum this memorial doesn't teach you anything. it doesn't tell them anything about what happened on that day. >> reporter: a positive step forward on a project that for many will make this tri
privately. during his remarks, president barack obama offered his condolences and promised that their loved ones did not die in vain. >> they were taken from us suddenly and far too soon. to you and your families, the rest of us cannot begin to imagine the pain you've endured these many years. we will never fully understand how difficult it has been for you to carry on, to summon that strength and to rebuild your lives. >> reporter: the victims' memorial was closed for several hours this morning, but it has since reopened, and so members of the public who want to come and pay their respects can now do so. from the pentagon, megan mcgrath, news4. >> abner morales. >> carlos manuel morales. >> this has happened every year since the attack. each victim's name was spoken aloud this morninging at ground zero. but unlike every other year, relatives spoke the names and no politicians took the microphone. >>> across the country, many americans are remembering those who were lost in the attack on america. although the crowd was a bit smaller at today's ground zero ceremony, the ceremony had a lot of
appears to have given president obama a boost, but the race for president remains tight. he leads mitt romney by six points among all voters according to the latest "washington post/abc news poll. however, the president leads his republican rival by just a single point among likely voters. the convention also did little to change how voters think of obama's presidency. just 48% of them approve of his performance. 50% disapprove. >>> just to give you a sense of how hotly contested this election is, the campaigns and outside groups have already spent more than $500 million in radio ads since march. most of the money is flowing into florida, ohio and virginia. in fact, campaigns and groups have spent more than $300 million in those three states alone. that's more than half the total spent. >>> one of d.c.'s largest high-end shopping events kicks off today. this year's event is being held at the mazza gallery. we checked and there are still general admission and benefactor's tickets available. tickets range between $40 and $250. and the proceeds go to charity. that's important. it's going
and neck. president obama leads mitt romney by six points according to the latest "washington post"/abc news poll. that is just a single point among likely voters. voters are also sharply divided on how they believe president obama is doing. just 48% of them approve of his performance. 50% disapprove. >>> the campaigns and groups supporting the candidates are spending hundreds of millions of dollars this election on ads. in fact, they've spent more than $500 million since march. and most of that money is flowing into battleground states particularly florida, ohio and virginia. in fact, campaigns and groups have spent more than $300 million in those three states alone. that's more than half of the total spent. and apparently republicans are not embracing this florida pizza shop owner quite as much as he embraced president obama. big apple pizza has gotten negative reviews on yelp since its owner bear hugged the president. one claimed she felt compelled to disrespect the restaurant as much as the president disrespects our constitution. he's received plenty of positive responses. the
. earlier today, president obama and first lady placed a wreath at the memorial. the president also spoke to family members during this special service. >> on wall street, going to bed happier tonight. the dow closed at a five-year high. that's the highest closing level since december, 2007. expectations on europe's financial crisis and a federal reserve meeting tomorrow gave bank stocks a boost. apple stock briefly jumped to an all-time high of $670 a share. the company is wildly expected to debut the iphone 5. but investor confidence was shaky. >> next, crash and dash. a wild chase in south florida. while the men were on the run in the first place. >> how a local woman lost 85 pounds. she says she did it at star bucks. >> some major retailers getting >>> breaking news out of prince william county. chopper 4 over the scene of a stabbing in woodbridge just minutes ago. police are telling us two men broke into a home off bellmawr drive, stabbed the homeowner and stole his car. police are looking for an older-model, white, buick regal sedan. this video shows the car swerving in and out of t
? >> reporter: chicago mayor rahm emanuel, an obama supporter, called romney's statement lip service. >> i don't really give two hoots about national comments scoring political points or trying to embarrass or whatever the president. >> what do we want? >> reporter: as negotiations drag on, frustrations are mounting on both sides and in many households. >> if the strike is off in a week, you're up to speed and you're not too far behind and you don't get a ton of homework, right? >> yeah. >> reporter: and, of course, i guess the only real good news out of this today, matt, is that the teachers and the school board do say that they will continue negotiating, and while they say progress is being made, and they say that each and every day, obviously not enough progress to get these kids back in the classroom. matt? >> kevin tibbles in chicago this morning, kevin, thank you very much. >> want to get a check of the day's other stories. natalie morales is over at the news desk. >> good morning, everyone. today marks 11 years since the attacks of september 11th. despite the election looming just weeks
shoulder to shoulder. >> reporter: at the white house, president obama participated in a moment of silence. late aert the pentagon, he offered hope following a ceremony remembering those killed when a hijacked plane targeted the building. >> no single event can ever change who we are. >> reporter: those same themes of courage rang out near shanksville, pennsylvania, where passengers fought to keep a plane from crashing the capitol. >> we've not forgotten the heroism of your husbands, wives, sons, daughters, mother, fathers. >> reporter: so many fighting for a country they believed in. despite the pain, there are isle signs of healing. this new world trade tower i'm standing in which should be complete in just over a year is a sign to many the city is beginning to move on. danielle leigh. now back to you. >> u.s. troops in kabul, afghanistan, marked the anniversary of the terror attacks at several memorial services. in october of 2001, the u.s. and allies invaded afghanistan. the goal was to oust the taliban regime for sheltering al qaeda leaders who planned the 9/11 attacks. military leade
will be campaigning this week. michelle obama will visit the university of mary washington in fredericksburg on thursday. the first lady was supposed to come to fredericksburg several weeks ago but canceled that appearance after the colorado movie theater shooting. >>> 6:06 is your time now. 55 degrees. new guidance for parents before they rush their kids to the doctor for something that's bound to happen this school year. >>> plus, there is a chill in the air this morning. you may find yourself reaching for the heat on your drive in, as i did. weather and traffic on the 1s. weather and traffic on the 1s. >>> and next, some video that ♪ you know, ronny... weather and traffic on the 1s. >>> and next, some video that folks who save hundreds of dollars by switching to geico sure are happy. and how happy are they jimmy? i'd say happier than a bodybuilder directing traffic. he does look happy. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more on car insurance. together in midair. how this ended. >>> we take a look here, you can tell this is video of a midair collision
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